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11 July 2007, 02:00 pm
Day 9: Morning Report
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007
Cascais, Portugal

Day nine of racing in Cascais, Portugal and it is the turn of the Ynglings and Finns to take centre stage with their Medal Races to decided the titles at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. First up in the Yngling fleet it's the battle of the Brits, whilst the Finns have an incredible tight fight in store.
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It looks set to be a great day for sailing in Cascais, with bright sunshine and a northerly breeze in the 7-10 knot range on the inner courses where the Medal Races will be sailed. Typically the breeze builds through the day, so the Finns can expect slightly stronger winds for their Medal Race later in the afternoon.

The Yngling Medal Race begins at 15:00 local time with Sarah AYTON's (GBR) team holding a one-point lead over Shirley ROBERTSON (GBR). In the Finn Medal Race schedule for 16:30, Pieter-Jan POSTMA (NED) leads, but just five points cover the top seven crews. Amongst the remaining Finns and Ynglings who did not make the Medal Race, there is a very tight battle for the Olympic qualification spots.

Elsewhere the 470s are again out on the notoriously windy course area 5 for the first two races in the gold fleets, whilst the 49er gold fleet also lines up in race area 2 and 3. For the windsurfers it's a crucial day, with the top ten sailors in the men's and women's fleet qualifying for tomorrows Medal Races.

You can watch the Medal Races live on Sail.TV, who are also showing daily highlights from Cascais.

There is also live online tracking of the Medal Races at

Read our fleet by fleet reports by clicking on the links below:

Finn - Tornado - Yngling - Star - 49er - 470s - Lasers - RS:Xs

Men's 470
Women's 470
Laser Radial
Men's RS:X
Women's RS:X

About The 2007 ISAF Worlds

Over 1,300 sailors from 76 nations are competing at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships, from 28 June-13 July in Cascais, Portugal. 'The Wind Is Calling' is the official motto for the 2007 Worlds. The Championships are the principal qualification regatta for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, with 75% of all national places to be decided.

Watch the Medal Races live on Sail.TV

For all the news on the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007 CLICK HERE.

ISAF. Image, Pieter-Jan POSTMA holds the lead going into today's Finn Medal Race:© Robert Deaves, IFA
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